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tv   430am Newscast  FOX  November 2, 2012 4:30am-5:00am PDT

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an under ground station. tara moriarty is in san francisco with the video just released by police in hopes of catching the attacker. tara. >> reporter: police are hoping by releasing this surveillance video taken from the muni station here at the corner of anise and market. it was taken october 10th in the evening. you can see a man with a bicycle he just jumped over the pay gates and walking toward the platform. the muni agent walks after him saying there is no bikes allowed. he turns around and attacks him. again it all happened at 7:40 at night and the suspect was last seen here at the corn of van necessary and market. that suspect is described as a white man between 25 and 30 years old about six feet tall and 180 pounds. police are hoping that you recognize the man in this video and if so, give them a call.
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live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco police also planning to increase their presence in the mission district following a recent increase in gang violence. the track officers will patrol problem areas near the 16th street and 24th street bart station. there have been four homicides there in the past two weeks. the city is also giving an extra $30,000 to a gang prevention program. california highway patrol officers are now patrolling parts of oakland. around 7:30 last night close to a dozen officers headed out to help oakland police officers. s chp patrols were ordered by governor jerry brown after community leaders plea for help. >> it's devastating to the families. and so if we can get some help around public safety and bringing semblance of safety our city, i think it would go a long way. >> now the chp won't say where officers will patrol or how many days the assignment will last but similar partnerships
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have lasted from 60 to 90 days. the search is on for a man and woman caught on tape stealing mail in a fairfield neighborhood. ktvu claudine wong joins us now to talk about the neighborhood effort now top track down the suspects. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, pam. this is the wood lake neighborhood here in fairfield. you can see it's a quiet residential community. when someone started stealing the mail they took matters into their own hands and got this video. i want to show you surveillance video taken by a series of neighbors. it shows a man and woman pulling up to mailboxes and taking mail. they took this video after mail started disappearing and they all got together and were surprised by what they saw. >> grabs the mail, jumps back in the car. the car starts moving before he's back in. so very obvious something is not right there. >> reporter: this all happened within the last week. it was a sort of sting operation by the neighborhood watch group here. they just put up their flags on
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their mailbox indicating they had mail in it. they have also gotten on facebook, they put it out on e- mail, they have gotten on local television stations as well to try to put this out there. there is not enough detail on the video to see the clear faces of the people taking the mail or license plate number on that vehicle, but they are hoping someone will see this video and help them. in the meantime they are warning everybody to be more aware. just about an hour from now a key employment report will be released. the last one before next tuesday's president herbal election. the october jobs report will be released at 5:30 a.m.. the unemployment rate is is the canned corise to 7.9%. that is down from 7.8% in september. both president obama and mitt romney are packing in appearances in swing states with just four days left before
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election day. president obama has three campaign events in ohio today. the president has now received the endorsement of new york city mayor michael bloomberg an independent. he is endorsing president obama because the president's leadership on climate change. meanwhile mitt romney begins today with a campaign event in wisconsin before he too moves on to ohio. tonight romney will appear with paul ryan at a rally in west chester, ohio. they will be joined by many of romney sportiers including speaker of the house john boehner. there is heartbreak for a n family torn apart by sandy. the bodies of two young boys were found in the marsh. coming up the mother says no one answered about her calls for help. well, today is the day many apple fans have been waiting for. delivery of the knew ipad mini. u.s. apple stores will deliver them to people who placed early
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orders. many placed last week. it's a little more expensive than many expected with a starting price of $329. >>ll ght looks like i might get one. >> i think everyone in my house wants one. let's go see what the roads are like. sal, how does it look? >> on friday it always looks better. doesn't it? >> yeah. >> it does look a little better. it's doing pretty well as you drive around the bay area. it looks very nice. heading out to the mccarthur maze and continuing out to an uncrowded bay bridge toll plaza. trying to get into san francisco it looks pretty good. no major problems on the lower deck. on the upper deck is where most people go. this is northbound 280 right now traffic is moving along very nice. let's go to steve. happy friday, sal. >> same to you. >> thank you. good morning. a little chill in the morning. i wore a jacket in and a couple members of the crew and in the control room over here a couple
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people are saying what are you doing wearing that big coat? well it's cold. a lot of higher clouds are move into the north but it's a dying system. there is not a lot to it. it looked good yesterday. however, after the recent rain, this time of year, the nights are long i. areas of fog. higher clouds will probably -- we really need clear skies. we will see some patchy fog. but it's a dry forecast and increasing high clouds will take us into saturday then. everything says sunny and much, much warmer. recent rain temperature with condensation will occur. if the temperature drops and hits the same as the dew point you get that fog. the inland or tooly fog. 45 napa. to 51 san jose. a lot of 40s here. these higher clouds will fall apart. next rain looks to be maybe
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late thursday or next friday and that looks like a cold system but boy will it be warm around here on monday. mostly sunny. patchy fog. 60s and low 70s. we're starting off much cooler. we don't have as much hours as the daylight. we set the clocks back one hour on sunday. boy we warm up for november it will be very warm on monday and then into tuesday. brian and pam. >> looking good, thank you. new twist in the ross mirkarimi case. the new ad being released targeting a san francisco supervisor that helped reinstate him. just days after the big world series victory the player who won't be returning to the giants next year. and good morning. southbound 101 as you drive to 580 it's a nice looking drive in marin county. we'll tell you more about the morning commute.
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good morning. a little bit of patchy fog. mostly clear.
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cool, cool. no doubt about it. partly cloudy north bay. mostly sunny elsewhere. the last thing the east coast needs is another storm. but forecasters are predicting a nor'easter around election day. while it won't come close to super storm sandy, it could dump snow in new england and bring rain to the mid atlantic states. winds could reach 30 miles an hour. there is tragedy upon tragedy in new york city as the death toll rises that nears 100 people now in the united states. searchers have recovered the body of two boys swept from their mother's arm on monday. power was out and chefs driving to her mother's house when raging water. when no one would help that is when she lost hold of her two- year-old and four-year-old sons. >> i would be devastated. what would we do? i would die. i would want to be dead with them. i can't believe it. i can't believe it. i can't believe this is happening. >> more than half of a million new yorkers are still without
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power. electricity should be restoredder manhattan. people continue to scramble for gas. lines in some gas stations are stretching for miles. more aid from california is heading to new york. southern california utility company is sending about 70 trucks and 120 employees to help restore power to the battered region. two cargo planes left from travis air force base yesterday. cia is denying reports that it delayed rescue efforts after the u.s. consulate in benghazi came under attack. cia security officers were sent within 25 minutes after the first call for help. fox news reported that security teams were reported to stand down. they say no such orders were given. that attack by a grown up of al qaeda linked militants killed chris stevens and three other americans. 4:42 now. three penn state university officials are being charged in connection to the jerry san
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sandusky sex abuse scandal. they will be in court today. former president greg is due in court next week. he was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison after being convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse. moraga school district filed legal papers accusing child sex abuse -- suing the district and three former administrators for failing to protect her from being molested by two middle schoolteachers in the 1990s. the districts first legal response claims she was careless and negligence and responsible for the abuse. they say the phrases are necessary and every potential defense must be raised. the cost of going to college keeps going up. that is why many people are taking advantage of free online courses. but that is not going over well
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with some students. free online courses are offered at stanford and uc berkeley. officials at stanford say in the three online courses they offer, about 450,000 people have signed up. but not everyone is happy about that. many students who pay thousands of dollars in tuition say that is just not fair. >> i think it's really cool that berkeley is trying to spread their great education to everywhere but at the same time it's a little frustrating since i'm paying so much. >> most students who sign up for the program are going to school part time. many colleges say the online courses will not meet the full requirements to get a college degree. today a new ad almost hit the web targeting san francisco supervisor christina who voted to reinstate sheriff ross mirkarimi. ivory madison recorded the ad. she first told police about the new year eves fight between mirkarimi and his wife. she thought reporting the ad
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would help protect women but said the system didn't work. students at uc berkeley will hold a rally against a controversial city measure on next tuesday's ballot. measure s would ban people from sitting on sidewalks from 7:00 in the morning to 10:00 at night. supporters argue it would clean up the streets but opponents say it would criminalize the homeless. today's rally begins at 1:00 at sprawl plaza. a crack down on rowdy party goers could be taking a step backwards after a couple large fights were caught on camera last year walnut creek formed a special downtown policing team to get things under control. but now staffing shortages and budget cuts are forcing those officers back on to regular patrol. last weekend there were 18 arrests people that live in the city say they are not concerned. >> sometimes people can get out of hand. i don't think in walnut creek it's too bad. i think they could use it
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somewhere else. >> the city is also in a battle with vice ultra lounge in walnut creek. they want to cut alcohol serving hours to 11:00 p.m. but the owner says he's appealing that request. a sewage spill is much bigger than initially thought. it was first reported along wood side drive and repaired later that night. the ross valley sanitary district thought 2,000 gallons spilled but new estimates say it was around 88,000 gallons. the cause of the spill is under investigation. they are working with marin county and the town to see how much had entered the area. it's not a jailbreak but several federal agencies are training at the alameda county sheriffs facility. they will be using explosives between 10:00 this morning and 1:00 this afternoon. the san francisco giants have parted ways with aubrey huff. the team declined his $10 million option for 2013 and instead bought him out for $2 million. the 35-year-old was a big part
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of the 2010 team that won the world series but his production declined after that. he now becomes a free agent beginning tomorrow free agents can sign with other teams. the giants have nine free agents actually including marco suite row. sal. what have you heard about those scott row i think is safe. >> the giants plan to make offers to all three of them. they will just not make qualifying offers. they would like to sign all three. you might very well see all three of those guys. >> i think we'll like them to sign all three too. >> that is right. we'll keep you posted on that. let's go outside and take a look at what we have now. traffic is moving along pretty well if you are driving on 80 westbound as you drive out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems there as you continue out to the mccarthur maze and to the bay bridge toll
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plaza. we keep a close eye on the toll plaza at all times. because if the toll plaza goes south, a lot of other commutes do too. it's amazing how that happens. right now it's doing pretty well. this mornings commute in san jose along northbound 280 that looks very nice. at 4:47 let's go to steve. thank you. a very good morning. higher clouds to the north. i'm standing right in front of it but there it is. mostly cloudy, partly cloudy to the knot. mostly sunny elsewhere. this is a dying system but it will spin in a lot of high clouds today and tomorrow. it looks pretty good but it doesn't have any support. we are picking up areas of fog. it's also much cooler. nights are getting much longer and also after the rain it sets up shop for what can be really thick fog. the higher clouds generally you need clear skies. it's mostly clear. dry forecast today and into the weekend. increasing high clouds. we'll see 60s today after some of that patchy low cloud dc and
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to near 70 degrees. look at the lows. 40s for many. 48 antioch. 47 redwood city. it's cold for some. higher clouds are that's about it. the end result for us. and once we get to sunday, temperatures are really beginning to warm up. maybe record setting territory by the time we get to monday. mostly sunny here. partly cloudy to the north. patchy fog. mild temps. 60s to low, low 70s. a chilly morning and mostly sunny skies. the higher clouds will drag across. sunday set the clocks back one hour. it will be very warm on monday and even election day looks good. 4:49 is the time. happening right now space shuttle atlantis is making its final journey to retirement. i wanted to take you there live as that happens. you can see with the cars there just how big it is. this is the kennedy space center in florida. the shuttle just started its slow journey to a visitors
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complex just about ten miles away. the day long journey will include stops along the way including touring. discovery left in april. endeavour came here to california with a spectacular fly over above the bay area in september. >> beautiful. 100 bras stolen from a victoria's secret store. what we have learned about the bold halloween crime. the snag that could delay long awaited answers about a hayward girl.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. time is 4:51. it could be another few weeks before hayward police get information on a bone fragment. she went missing in 1988. three inch bone believed to be belong to mcgarrett was found in a well. now the fragment was sent to an arizona lab for testing but officials say there was some kind of holdup. on november 19th people plan to gather in front of the market where makayla was kip kidnapped. farm memorial is growing in front of marcus cellar in
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international boulevard. owner will bert bartly was shot in an apparent robbery. he had owned store since 1996 and well known in the neighborhood. >> it does not make sense. if you asked him for money he would give it to you. so it doesn't make sense. and we need to find out what happened. >> bartly's killing was oakland's 107th homicide of the year. police and crime stoppers are offering up to $15,000 in reward money. this morning's reopening of the richmond walmart store may be more than a pretty ribbon cut. workers at the store say they will quote make a stand during the ceremony. they say they have been calling for an end to kiss crimination, harassment, and retaliation but says the store has refused its calls. workers at 17 bay area
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raley's super markets remain on the job this morning. they agreed to keep working as long as management and the union continue contract talks. they said if no new deal is reached by midnight saturday they will go on strike. they want to freeze workers wages. palo alto police are looking for the shoplifters that stole $11,000 worth of bras from a victoria's secret store. all together 180 bras were stolen. police say the thief or thieves took the garments from the drawers below the display case. the store was packed with customers that day so workers didn't notice anything. 4:54 is the time. sal, how is traffic? >> it's looking good, pam. and brian. right now we are looking pretty good around the bay area. and i would say that it's a good time to be out there. let's start off with -- approaching the 80 split with no major problems coming through. also if you are driving in
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oakland, i could say the same thing traffic looks good heading into downtown oakland on interstate 880. and if you are driving in san jose we're off to a nice start. so hopefully it will stay this way. i'm pretty sure it won't stay quite this good. right now we have a good commute. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. happy friday. we have one system that moved out. next system is much, much weaker. it will give us a lot of high clouds. more to the north. we'll have to watch out for some of that now. it's the radiation fog this time of year. you get the temperature dropping. the dew point. the amount of moisture in the air. there are some areas once the two come together and there is not any wind. although it's also in the forecast is a warmup. 40s or have very, very low 50s. much different pattern this morning. 50s to near 60 on the lows. this system again you can see it's falling apart. when they come in topple over like this that means they are
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about done. anything will be the north of us. especially after this system. on saturday it will be mostly sunny on saturday and then really warm it up. mostly sunny today. partly cloudy to the north. 60s and 70s or very low 70s. little chill though. the days are very short. it's hard to warm up but we will after saturday. highs upper 70s. very warm. maybe record highs on monday and still warm on tuesday. >> we like that. thank you. a life or death situation in the south bay how a dog became a hero. mail thieves caught on tape in one bay area neighborhood. w
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when mail started dis appearing from this fairfield neighborhood residents took matters into their own hands. critical economic report that could effect the race for president it comes out in just 30 minutes. also how the disastrous storm back east could effect the election as we enter the final days of the campaign. apples new minute knee aye -- mini ipad goes on sale today. it seems to be getting a
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lukewarm response. good morning, thank you for waking up with us on this friday morning november 2nd i'm pam cook. >> oh it's friday. good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. pam wants warm weather today. >> pam has been wanting a lot from me today. and that is okay. >> as always. [ laughter ] >> happy to help out. we do have a little chill in the morning air. compared to the last 24 hours. under mostly clear skies. watch out for fog and a few clouds. here is sal. good morning, right now traffic on highway 4 looks pretty good with no major problems coming in from antioch. also san mateo bridge traffic moving smoothly heading it to the peninsula. now let's go back to the desk. in the news right now police are searching for a man and a woman caught on tape stealing mail in a neighborhood in fairfield. ktvu claudwo


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